2007 Jeep Patriot Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2007 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 2.4L petol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4L petol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Safe, reliable, economical, capable vehicle

Faults:

Stereo speakers failed.

General Comments:

Very reliable.

Very economical to run.

Quiet effortless highway cruising.

Surprisingly good offroad.

Safe in an accident.

Standard safety features in Australian delivered cars.

Unattractive interior, but this has been revised to a much improved interior in the 2009 model.

I really can't find any serious faults to report about my Jeep, apart from the boring interior and the lack of bluetooth as standard.

I have owned this vehicle from new and covered 41,000km so far with absolutely no problems, apart from the stereo speakers crackling, which the dealer replaced with-in the week after I complained about this problem.

The engine and Constant Variable Transmission mean it's no rocketship, however it sufficient.

My Jeep has been extremely reliable. It's quiet, comfortable, and returns an average fuel consumption of 8lt per 100km (about 600km from a 50lt tank).

I live in a country area where there is unsealed roads, often muddy slippery conditions, badly rutted roads, and my Jeep has proven itself time and time again with its impressive all wheel drive traction and fantastic ESP and ABS program, which I believe has saved my vehicle from numerous accidents on treacherous roads.

A major decision for the purchase of this vehicle was based on the large amount of standard safety features, front/side/curtain airbags, ESP, TC, ARM, ABS, BA etc..

I am very glad I purchased it on this basis, as my Jeep was involved in a serious car accident on the weekend. My vehicle was stationary and another vehicle collided into my vehicle traveling at approximately 70km/h. I and my passenger got out of the Jeep without a scratch, and my vehicle is still in a drivable condition. The other vehicle was written off and the driver had to be removed from his vehicle by the paramedics and was admitted to hospital.

I am still waiting to hear if my insurance company will repair my Jeep or write it off. If it is written off, I will be straight back to the Jeep dealer to purchase another Jeep Patriot.

One very happy customer!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2009

2007 Jeep Patriot 4X4 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring Sedan

Summary:

Terrific

Faults:

The only flaw was a small paint issue on the roof rail that was fixed under warranty by the dealer.

General Comments:

The Jeep Patriot has been everything that it promises to be. A versatile, fun, small SUV that delivers some fuel efficiency the Jeep has carried me through some back roads for fun and through some blizzards with a comforting sure footed ride.

I have read some negative comments about interior finish and materials on some sites; some commentors are not really SUV people. If your Jeep is going to be used for outdoor fun, you will really appreciate how nicely a Jeep Patriot cleans up on the inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2009

2007 Jeep Patriot North 4x4 2.4 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance950000 kilometres
Previous carSaturn VUE

Summary:

Thus far very satisfied

Faults:

No problems to date, ratings given will increase or decrease as ownership continues.

General Comments:

I find the plastic used is no cheaper then my previous vehicle's except the thick covering on the gear shift which popped when changing gears. Solution was to push it down the shaft as much as possible so all corners were bent in. No more popping.

Very roomy compared to my Vue, however the transmission itself although no problems with it is not as responsive as my other previous cars. The gears are closer together so it's easy to hit 5th instead of 3rd and unless the clutch is fully depressed reverse will not always engage properly.

The wrangler tires are pricey, $250.00 per in Canada, already had to replace one and another has a very slow leak.

Only other annoyance is that the vents are limited as to how high you can aim the air flow. I prefer not to have it directly at me, but above me and they are limited as to up/down positioning.

Good news is that I will receive $1,000.00 from the Canadian Government for purchasing the patriot due to it's fuel efficiency.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st October, 2007

6th Jun 2008, 09:45

Up to 20,000 kms now and did have to have the Air Sensor changed already. These should last at least 100,000 kms. Also had to have a rear brake re-aligned as it was installed incorrectly by the manufacturer. I am having the Drivers seat brackets changed as it has jumped out of position 4 times while I was driving and this is a safety issue. My opinion of the standard transmission has not really changed, I have owned better, this one really seems to be lacking quality. I still enjoy driving this vehicle, but will continue to monitor it for workmanship, and expense of ownership.

2007 Jeep Patriot 4x4 Sport 2.4 liter from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired300 miles
Most recent distance1900 miles
Previous carScion xB

Summary:

I don't regret the purchase

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, but I have only owned it for 3 months.

General Comments:

Gives you that big sport utility feel, but is very fuel efficient.

Great styling!

Ride is exceptionally smooth and quiet.

Would not recommend the automatic. CVT makes the vehicle seem sluggish. The 5 speed manual is smooth and gives the car better fuel mileage plus quicker acceleration.

Cabin is very comfortable, however, cheaper materials are used. These hard plastics tend to nick and scratch fairly easily.

If you looking for the ability to go off-road, but keep fuel consumption reasonable, this is your vehicle. Highly recommended!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2007

6th Feb 2008, 19:24

You're out of your mind regarding off roading in this car. The ground clearance is equal to most sedans. This first time I drove my Patriot in 4 inches of snow the wheel wells got jammed with snow and the resulting vibration limited speed to 30mph even on cleared highways. As you can tell I'm still on the fence about my purchase.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews